Close to 71 percent of U.S. retailers are turning to a broad set of virtualization solutions as way to save money, maximize space and gain better control of their IT infrastructures according to Microsoft's "Virtualization in Retail Survey 2008". … [Read More...]
A project goes wrong. A flaw was missed. A product was released into production that has caused many problems. Who is to blame?
"Well it wasn't me!"
"We did our part!"
"I told them this would happen!"
"Not my problem!"
Too often the blame game is started. People are more concerned about covering their collective rear ends than the mistake. Often extraordinary … [Read More...]
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On February 19, 2008 technology writer Omar Gallaga participated in an episode of the National Public Radio (NPR) show "All Things Considered". The topic of the show was David Allen's Getting Things Done method to increase productivity at work and at home.
For those not familiar with GTD, since being published in 2001 as a self-help book, it has grown into a near cult … [Read More...]
SYS Technologies has released their latest free network management gadget, dVUE6 Lighthouse. dVUE 6 Lighthouse is a graphical syslog monitor that shows the availability and alarm status of the five most alarmed devices on your network.
dVUE 6 Lighthouse converts syslog security levels into color-coded alarm levels. It pings the devices every 15 seconds and changes the … [Read More...]
The editorial staff at Computerworld has released a guide "Get Up to Speed on Green IT". The guide gives an overview of three areas that IT can save energy and money by going green.
Data centers are large users of energy. Rising energy costs and data center expansions have IT departments looking at green options. The guide list seven steps to a green data … [Read More...]
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Green IT: The true ROI
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IT departments may be facing one of their biggest threats ever. It is not a virus, a hacker or a never ending expansion. It is the aging workforce. Yes, IT is graying and it is starting to show.
As the baby boomer generation ages, so does the IT workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in four workers will be 55 or older by 2016. This comes at a time … [Read More...]
Service-Now.com is an impressive marriage of IT Service Management based on the ITIL v3 framework and Internet technology.
For IT departments looking for a quick jump into ITIL based Service Management their service may be just what you are looking for.
Service-now.com is an On Demand IT Service Management solution licensed by subscription. Combining ITIL version 3 … [Read More...]
From the Japanese word is 'Seiri', the first step in the 5S System is sort. In a 5S System the goal of the sort step is to remove everything from the workplace that is not needed to do the work. You organize what is necessary and dispose of or put in place what is not. With all the clutter removed the workplace will be cleaner and more productive.
By this time you have … [Read More...]
Protecting your Enterprise IT system from threats both external and internal becomes harder each day. There will always be new methods of intrusion and infection that threaten your system. Your Security Management group should develop a set of best practices to ensure that your IT infrastructure is secure and can continue to support your business. … [Read More...]